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March 07, 2020

DIYing Your Move to Atlanta? Leave These Things to the Pros

Moving to a new homeBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Like you're not distressed enough with your approaching move, you've got to work out the logistics of moving prep--do you do it yourself, or use a professional crew to do it for you? In case you are utilizing a full-service moving company, there is the alternative of a full-service move--all you need to do is get out of the road and let the professional movers in Atlanta do their thing. If you are more the DIY kind and preparing for booking a truck and depending on friends, you might want to reexamine that approach.

Aside from preserving your back, along with your friendships, there's some other reasons to use a moving company to pack and transport your household items. For one thing, these people are specialists and realize how to pad and pack your valuables. Also, they are insured--if you drop Great-Aunt Edna's crystal on the driveway, it's on you. In case your professional mover in Atlanta does not get it just correct and things break, no problem--it's covered.

What is Truly More Complicated to move? Fitness Equipment or Fine China?

May seem like a dumb question, right? Wrong.

If you pack a carton of china and wrap everything adequately, likelihood is decent that it's going to endure a handful of bumps and maybe even a small drop. If you attempt to move a large piece of fitness equipment--say you got a Peloton for Christmas--and you lose your grip and it tumbles to the ground, that bike is likely to fare worse as opposed to the little box. You can buy replacement plates on eBay, yet fixing the Peloton isn't going to be inexpensive.

There is a considerable amount put in your gym equipment, therefore working with a moving company to take elements apart and transport them appropriately is well worth what you will pay for professional help.

Art and Collectibles

If you have any artwork or antiques, it is worth it to have them skillfully packed and transported. These things are usually covered on a rider which is apart from your fundamental homeowner's policy--look at the small print about moving. There might be a stipulation that you must make use of experts for coverage to be effective.

One more reason to employ a moving company in Atlanta to take care of your fine pieces is because they have the resources and know-how to assemble specialized crates and cartons for oddly shaped things such as large mirrors, statues, paintings, and the like.

It Ain't Heavy, It's Just a Sleeper Sofa

Ok, you are thinking, I've got a vehicle with a lift gate, several hand trucks, and a number of blankets and tape, and my friends are strong guys. We'll do this, no issue. Of course, you could. But will it be really a wise decision?

Moving that couch around the room is one thing. Move it out of the property, across the driveway and in the moving van is often a totally different endeavor, and unless it is a direct flat line from point A to point B, it's going to consume a lot of the clock. Multiply that couch by recliners, tables, bed mattresses, other sofas, and a mower, and that is not worth a cold beer along with a pizza.

Moving to The Music

Then there's the dreaded piano--are you at ease moving that? In fact an upright weighs in at about 300 pounds, and a baby grand is usually above 1000 pounds. There is near to 18 tons of force on the strings--and one might snap in a second in the event that you don't know what you are doing. Not forgetting the scuff marks on a wood floor--you have got to lift it up onto casters or a piano dolly, so you will not make gouges in the wood.

String instruments are also fragile and should be moved in their cases. If you don't have the case, a professional will be able to fashion a crate for the instrument, encapsulate it gently in bubble wrap, and then, they know precisely where to place it within the truck.

Knowing how to pack the truck is an art form, and you should leave all your weighty, fragile, and unique belongings to the professional movers in Atlanta. But, feel free to pack your own shoes.


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The Mickelson Family
The Mickelson Family
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